Page 12: The judges are judged

The judges are judged

TRIAL OF THOSE WHO PASSED SENTENCE

You are required for jury service in tho case against officials of the University of Liverpool.

During the vacation the University Discipline Board took it into their hands to expel one student and suspend nine others who had taken part in the occupation of Senate House.

They held thcir hearings in private, they continually disregarded the rights of the students accuscd. Several members of the Board had already made their views 0n the occupation public.

Now YOU have the chance to judge the judges.

The Marquess of Salisbury, TC Thomas, the Vice Chancellor, H.H.Burchnall, the Registrar, and  H Chrimcs, the University Treasurer, will be charged with inciting students to occupy Senate House on or before March 9th 1970.

Messrs Williams, Rosenhead, Hartles, Norbury, Stock and Jones and Mrs Collins: the University Board of Discipline who tried the ten students will be charged with conduct detrimental to the good name of the University between April 6 and April 11, 1970( the dates of  their ‘trials’).

The accused have been invited to defend themselves and evidence from the audience will be welcomed.

It will be up to you the jury to decide the verdict.

THEIR JUSTICE IS HANDED OUT FROM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: OURS IS CONDUCTED IN PUBLIC

LOUNGE HALL WEDNESDAY APRIL 22nd, 5.00. p.m.

For a report of this event from the Daily Post the following day go here.

The thoughts of Trevor Thomas

Revealing revelations as revealed in the Vice-Chancellor’s address:

‘It is distasteful to me to introduce all the parephenalia of the law into a university which understands nothing of those things.’

[This of course excludes the employment of barristers at discipline hearings.]

‘I am not competent to comment on capitalism’.

‘This university has never had, and does not have, a policy on chemical and biological warfare.’

And finally, HB Chrimes on apartheid…

‘You cannot involve the whole university in a personal emotion.’

Letter of solidarity from Dista construction site

Dear Sir,

We, the stewards committee representing 180 members of various trades unions working for G Wimpey at Dista Products Speke, wholeheartedly condemn the action taken by Liverpool University in victimising ten students for their part in the occupation of SEnate House.  As stewards we realise the implications of victimisation and blacklisting and are against them wherever they raise their ugly head.  We will be watching the outcome of the case with interest.
– Shop Stewards Committee

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